A FOOTBALL manager who denies assaulting former Reds boss Daniel Stendel will appear for his trial at Sheffield Crown Court next June.

Joey Barton, of Fox Bank Close, Widnes, was charged after an alleged post-match clash in the tunnel at Oakwell following Barnsley’s 4-2 win over Barton’s Fleetwood Town on April 13.

It is alleged that Barton shoved Stendel in the tunnel, leading to his injuries which included a damaged tooth.

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Barnsley complained to the Football Association and English Football League about the incident.

Barton, 37, appeared via video link at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday where a trial date of June 1 was set, which is expected to last for five days.